Data Privacy Statement

General

Protecting your personal data during its collection, processing, and use while you visit our website is an important matter to us. We handle your personal data confidentially and according to the legal data protection regulations as well as according to this data privacy statement.

Responsible party

Rolf Strässer
straesser automotive testing GmbH
Jägerstraße 1, 71394 Kernen / Germany
Phone: +49 7151 944 239 0
info@straesser-automotive.com

Visiting the Homepage

You can visit our homepage without registering yourself or providing personal details.

Logfiles

With every access of a user on our website and with each access of a file, data concerning these events are automatically collected and stored in a log file. In detail, the following data are stored about each access:

  • Name of the accessed file;
  • Date and time of the access;
  • Amount of data transferred;
  • Notification of whether the access was successful;
  • Description of the type of web browser used;
  • Requested domain.

The recorded data will not be pooled together with other data sources, in particular data which permits an association with a particular person.

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Cookies

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that make it possible to save specific information related to the user on the terminal device of the user while the user uses the website. Cookies enable us to determine, in particular, the frequency of use and the number of users of web pages, to analyze website activity behaviours, and to design our offering in a more customer-friendly manner. The basis of law for this is Article 6 Section 1 Letter f of the General Data Protection Regulation.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies.” These cookies are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain saved on your terminal device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit our website.

If you do not wish that we recognize information about your computer, please configure your browser so that it deletes cookies from your computer’s hard drive, blocks all cookies, or warns you before a cookie is saved. However, in those cases, not all functions of this website may be available to you.

If you leave our website through a link or through clicking possible banner advertising, and reach the site of a third party, it can happen that the addressee of the clicked-on target site sets cookies. We are not legally responsible for these cookies. Please refer to the data privacy policies of those third parties concerning the use of such cookies and the information recorded in them through our advertising partners.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics is used on the basis of our legitimate interests in accordance with Article 6 Section 1 Letter (f) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and a data processingagreement in accordance with Article 28 Section 3 Sentence 1 of the GDPR. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address that is anonymized) will be, as a rule, transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States of America. Please be advised that on this website, Google Analytics has been extended by the code “gat._anonymizeIp();” to ensure anonymized collecting of IP addresses (so-called IP masking). Through the anonymization, Google shortens IP addresses within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area, which is why no conclusions about your identity are possible. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the United States of America and shortened there. Google complies with the data protection policies of the “EU-US Privacy Shield” framework and is certified accordingly, so that an appropriate level of data protection is guaranteed. Google processes the collected information to analyze the use of our website, create reports for us on website activities and use, and to provide us with further services regarding website use. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be combined with other data from Google.

You may refuse the installation of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

If you do not consent with the processing of data about you by using this website, then you can download a browser add-on from this link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de (German language) or http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en (English language) that gives you the chance to configure Google Analytics such that no more information about the website visit will be sent to Google Analytics.

More information on Google data protection may be found at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

Google ReCAPTCHA

Google Fonts

We use Google Fonts to improve the visual presentation of various information on this website. Google Fonts is a service of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. To enable the presentation of certain fonts on our website, a connection to the Google server in the USA is created when you visit our website. The basis of law for this is Article 6 Section 1 Letter f of the General Data Protection Regulation. Our legitimate interest lies in the optimization and commercial operation of our Internet site.

Through the connection to Google, Google can determine from which website your request has been sent and to which IP address the display of the font is to be transmitted.

For more information on the service Google offers; in particular, on how to prevent data collection, please visit:

https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated
https://policies.google.com/privacy

https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated https://policies.google.com/privacy

WP Statistics

On our website, we use the WordPress analysis plug-in “WP Statistics” (https://wp-statistics.com). This analysis tool collects statistics on the general use of our website through anonymised data. The legal basis is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter (f) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our legitimate interest lies in optimising and commercially operating our website. No user profile is created and no cookies are set or needed. You can obtain more information by reading the data protection policy of WP Statistics:

https://wp-statistics.com/privacy-and-policy.

YouTube

Social Media

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Auxiliary programs, active content

To make this website available, Java applets, Active-X controls, and JavaScript are used. If, for security reasons, you do not wish to utilize these auxiliary programs or this active content, kindly deactivate the appropriate settings of your browser.

Use of Personal Data You Make Available to Us

Personal data such as your name, your address, telephone number, or electronic mail address are not collected unless you provide this data voluntarily.

We call your attention to the fact that transferring data in the Internet (for example, during communication by electronic mail) is subject to security breaches. It is not possible to completely protect such data against access by third parties.

Inquiries and Contracts

Insofar as you have made personal data available to us, we use these solely for the purpose of technically administering the website and fulfilling your wishes and requests, in particular for processing a contract made with you, or for answering your inquiry.

If you have made inquiries through our contact form, the information from the contact form, including the contact data you have entered into the form, will be saved by us to process your inquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. The basis of law for this is Article 6 Section 1 Letter b of the General Data Protection Regulation (pre-contractual measures and performance of the contract).

Forwarding, selling, or otherwise transferring your personal data to third parties does not occur; excepting that:

  • This is necessary to conclude the contract. Thus it can be necessary, for example, that for product orders, your address and order data are forwarded to our suppliers;
  • This is necessary for billing purposes;
  • You have previously consented to it.

The basis of law for this is Article 6 Section 1 Letter b of the General Data Protection Regulation (performance of the contract) and Article 6 Section 1 Letter a of the General Data Protection Regulation (consent).

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Newsletter

CleverReach is used as newsletter software. In the process, your data is transferred to CleverReach GmbH & Co. KG. CleverReach is prohibited from selling your data and from using your data for purposes other than sending newsletters. CleverReach is a certified German newsletter software provider chosen in accordance with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the German Federal Data Protection Act. For more information, please see: https://www.newsletter2go.de/datenschutz/

Data protection measures are always subject to technical innovations. For this reason, we ask you to inform yourself of our data protection measures at regular intervals by consulting our data protection declaration.

The basis of law for this is Article 6 Section 1 Letter f of the General Data Protection Regulation (protection of legitimate interests: verification of the owner of the email address) and Article 6 Section 1 Letter a of the General Data Protection Regulation (consent).

You may revoke at any time, with effect in the future, the issued consent to store the data, the electronic mail address, and their use for sending the newsletter, by using the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter.

Vacancies

Your data of an application for employment will be electronically collected and processed by us for the purpose of carrying out the application procedure. If your application is followed by the conclusion of an employment agreement, your transmitted data may be stored by us in your personnel file or for the purpose of the usual organisational and administrative process in compliance with the relevant legal regulations. The data protection regulation permits, in accordance with Section 26 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 of the new German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG-new) in connection with Article 88 Section 1 of the General Data Protection Regulation, the collection of data which are necessary for the establishment of the employment relationship. If you voluntarily, beyond what is necessary, tell us things about yourself, this is done within the framework of consent in accordance with Article 6 Section 1 Sentence 1 Letter (a) of the General Data Protection Regulation. Within the framework of processing, your data may be transmitted to persons within our company, and to service providers which are contractually bound and bound to secrecy and which perform partial tasks of data processing.

If your application for employment is rejected, deletion of the data you have submitted to us will automatically be deleted two months after we notify you of the rejection. This does not apply if longer storage is necessary owing to legal requirements (for example, the burden of proof according to the General Equal Treatment Act) or if you have expressly agreed to longer storage in our database of interested parties.

Other Advertising and Customer Relations Management

Without your permission, we use personal data only within the legally permitted scope; that means, for customer relations management and sending advertisements by mail. We do not use your electronic mail address, fax number, or telephone number for advertisements without your express consent. The basis of law for this is Article 6 Section 1 Letter f of the General Data Protection Regulation (protection of legitimate interests).

You can object to the use of your data for the purpose of direct marketing at any time and then will not receive further advertisements from us.

Use of Data by Third Parties

Aside from Google Inc. (see section 2.3.), we use the following service providers that have access to personal data:

  • Naming and Branding Agency, Brand Consultancy: INCREON GmbH, Robert-Bürkle-Straße 3, 85737 Ismaning

Duration of Storage

We delete your data if they are no longer needed after processing an inquiry or termination of the contract. Excluded from this are data which we are not yet allowed to delete due to legal obligation (e.g., documents which are to be retained according to tax law and commercial law) and data which we need to represent legitimate interests; in particular, for asserting claims or for direct marketing.

Your Rights

You have the following rights if the respective legal requirements are met:

  • You have the right to receive information about the personal data saved about you. (Article 15 GDPR).
  • You have the right to request the correction of incorrect information (Article 16 GDPR).
  • You have the right to request the deletion (Article 17) or restriction of processing (Article 18 GDPR) of data which is no longer required. Insofar as statutory retention obligations exist; e.g., for business correspondence under commercial law and tax law or another statutory exception, data will not be deleted, but only their processing will be restricted.
  • You may at any time object to the processing of your data for direct marketing purposes and, for special reasons, also to the further processing of your data (Article 21 GDPR).
  • You have the right to data transferability (Article 20 GDPR); that is, the right to request the data you have provided us in a structured, current, and machine-readable format and to transmit this data to another person responsible without our interference; if necessary, you also have the right to request that we transmit the data directly to another person responsible if this is technically feasible.
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Right of objection: In accordance with Article 21 Section 2 GDPR, you may object to the processing of your data for direct marketing purposes at any time. The processing of your data will then be restricted to other purposes for which it is necessary, and will no longer be processed for direct marketing. Furthermore, you can also object to the additional processing of your data if there is a special reason.

To assert your rights, please contact the responsible party named above.

If you believe that the processing of your data violates data protection law, you can complain to a supervisory authority (Article 77 GDPR). The local and responsible supervisory authority for us is the Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit Baden-Württemberg, Königstraße 10a, 70173 Stuttgart, Germany, Phone: +49 711 615541-0, Fax: +49 711 615541-15, Email: poststelle@ldi.bwl.de This English translation of the German original is a courtesy translation. Only the German version is binding and shall prevail.